Children should not have to face mental health problems alone

Children should not have to face mental health problems alone

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

We provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. We also offer expert training and professional qualifications.

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Why it's important

1 in 8

children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood.

50%

of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14.

1 in 10
boys aged 5-19 with a mental health condition are excluded in some form from school

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR WORK

How we help

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Mental health support in schools

Our in-school mental health service supports the wellbeing of pupils, families and staff.

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Training and workshops for schools

We provide mental health training to support school leaders, teachers and other staff to develop mentally healthy schools.

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Counselling training and placements

Gain experience and skills with our child counselling training and placements.

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Your support makes it possible

Thousands of vulnerable children and families depend on our work every single day. We simply cannot reach them without your help. There are so many ways to lend your support.

Your Support Charity Place2be
For every £1 invested

Place2Be’s counselling service in primary schools has the potential to return £6.20 to society by improving long-term outcomes for each child.

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How you can help

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Make a donation

Big or small, your donation will make a vital difference to children and young people across the UK.

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Take part in an event

Run, cycle, walk. Trek to great heights or tackle some muddy obstacles. Take a look at our fundraising events.

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Fundraise for us

Raise money to transform children and young people’s mental health. Browse ideas, tips and advice.

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Our impact

In the last school year

5,501

pupils were supported through one-to-one counselling

39,641

pupils booked their own appointments to speak to our mental health professional

After one-to-one counselling with Place2Be

68%

of pupils caused fewer problems for the teacher or class, according to teachers

80%

of pupils with severe difficulties showed an improvement in wellbeing, according to parents and carers

89%

of pupils with the highest level of need show an improvement in wellbeing according to children

Place2Be: mental health support in schools

Hear from children and teachers about the impact of Place2Be.

News & blogs

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Coronavirus: learning from teens when it comes to dealing with change

Sarah Haywood, Place2Be School Project Manager writes for The Scotsman.

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Coronavirus: supporting children who may be especially vulnerable

Place2Be's Principal Educational Psychologists share some ways to support children who are especially vulnerable.

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Coronavirus: updates from Place2Be

Tips, advice, and updates on how to access our services.

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